It came from Chris Panatier

Chris Panatier’s story “The Eighth Fathom” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 6 March 2020. I am a huge science fan, and so find myself reading any number of articles that I half understand. A year or so back, there was a rash of reports dealing with cephalopod DNA/RNA and how much of it seems to fall outside the typical evolutionary scheme for Earth-based animals. My natural conclusion was, “Well, look at them. They’re obviously …

It came from Jo Miles

Jo Miles’s story “Grow, Divide, Sacrifice, Thrive” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 21 February 2020. When I was in college, my good friend was the caretaker for a portion of her family’s heirloom sourdough starter. It blew my mind that this starter had been passed down through multiple generations of her family, and I loved the idea of a living, growing family heirloom. (That you could turn it into delicious bread, even better.) Passing …

It came from Chris Cornetto

Chris Cornetto’s story “Heart of Stone” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 14 February 2020. It’s my dream to one day publish a fantasy novel. While writing one, I excavated something strange from a sand-filled well – a little golem like no other, with a spark of curiosity and the face of a child. I was instantly fascinated by him. Who was he? How did he get there? I had to know. So, I wrote …

It came from Antony Paschos

Antony Paschos’s story “Pyrrha” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 7 February 2020. The story in “Pyrrha” was inspired by the actual events that took place in Drama, Greece in 1941. The blowing up of the power plant by the guerilla fighters triggered a failed revolution that resulted in grave consequences. While researching for my third book, I realized that I’d like to write a story about that particular event. Then, I read a short …

It came from L. Chan

L. Chan’s story “Sonata I: Sona” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 31 January 2020. “Sonata” is one of the longest things that I’ve written (and completed). I don’t often work in the fantasy sandbox, I much prefer near future science fiction and contemporary fantasy. For “Sonata”, what preceded the story was the world building — a magic system that fell roughly as another aspect of the physical world, and where the control of that …

It came from C.B. Blakey

C.B. Blakey’s story “Bedwyr by the Sea” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 24 January 2020. “Bedwyr by the Sea” was partially inspired by a documentary (I forget which one) that speculated that the lost city of Avalon was a coastal city that has since been swallowed by the sea. The Arthurian legends have changed so much over the centuries that in many ways they are a fine example of stories that have evolved and …